Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre
Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8ER, Wales
We are about to take you out of this world with FREE (registration required) expert lectures, planet observation and stargazing experience. The Open University in Wales has paired up with Dark Sky Wales for this spectacular space event.
You will learn about the stars and our solar system across two fascinating talks:
Open University experts who worked on the academic team behind the current BBC series: The Planets, will delve deeper into the science behind our solar system from Godfather planets to icy moons and the changing climate of Mars.
Dark Sky Wales astronomy experts will take you through our milky way in their digital planetarium. You will be guided mythological tour of the skies and explore the modern cosmos including galaxies and nebula.
After the talks we will help you spot planets in the night’s sky and stargaze using specialist telescopes in one of the world’s few dark sky reserves. You will be able to navigate your way around constellations of the northern hemisphere using expert guidance and star maps.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 28/06/2019
Open University Wales Cymru is organising this event
Please contact Open University Wales Cymru directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Fri 28th Jun
Sat 29th Jun
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.